UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness Presents:

Wellness at Turner Farm Community Education Series

Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen

The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen offers a state-of-the-art learning experience where chefs and other food and wellness educators make sustainability and mindfulness into a delicious and edifying experience.

Built in an exquisitely renovated, 100-year-old, two-story barn, the kitchen offers space for a chef to work with as many as eight different two-person teams at a time. Additionally, the space features closed-circuit TV, with two cameras capturing the lecture for an enhanced learning environment for 50 guests.

The Teaching Kitchen was built in consultation with the Culinary Institute of American and is intended for cooking classes geared toward using fresh-grown ingredients in such a way that promotes bodily health and mental well-being.  It is also a regular host of the University of Cincinnati Center for Integrative Health and Wellness to teach medical students and other health professionals valuable nutrition information, culinary skills and self-care practices.

For class information, booking and availability, contact Mary Joseph at mary@turnerfarm.org

CANCELLATION POLICY: Due to the limited space availability, all payments for Turner Farm educational classes are non-refundable. In the event of inclement weather, classes proceed provided that the weather is safe for visitors to be on the farm. Turner Farm reserves the right to cancel events for any reason with a full refund provided to each participant.


Sold Out–Lunch and Learn: Listening to Your Gut

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, July 25

Our final Lunch and Learn series, “Listening to Your Gut,” will teach participants the importance of digestive system health and the best food to promote a healthy tummy.

In this hands-on class, Turner Farm’s new Chef and Culinary Manager Stephanie Michalak will show you how to make gut-friendly foods, including kimchi and sauerkraut. Stephanie’s unique blend of culinary and nutritional knowledge will help you increase digestive health in the most delicious ways imaginable.

The class will also feature a light, delicious lunch for you to savor and a “scoby” to take home to start your own batch of belly-friendly kombucha.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to welcome a newfound, delicious and healthy appreciation for digestive well-being into your life.

Location: Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen and Studio Barn

This class has sold out.

Muddlers and Mixers 2: Summer Drink Night at Turner Farm

6:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, August 11

You asked for another round and Turner Farm is mixing it up again. Farmer and Cincinnati mixologist Joshua Jones is hosting another round of this wildly popular farm-to-tumbler class.

Join in the step-by-step preparation of three sensational summer drinks using fresh farm ingredients. You’ll learn to make:

Summertime Sangria

Gather around the porch with a delicious summer cocktail, this sangria is sweet yet effervescent, with a kiss of citrus and the bold flavors that the Malbec provides. This sangria is sure to be a hit at your next backyard party.

Pink Lady

A Turner Farm twist on an old classic, our pink lady uses house made grenadine made from fresh local tart cherries. Smooth as silk with a perfect balance of sweetness and tartness, this gorgeous cocktail is sure to please.

Blueberry Mint Lemonade

Fresh squeezed lemonade, hand-picked mint, and exquisitely ripened blueberries make this adult lemonade perfect for any occasion. Sweetness of the ripened berries and the tartness of our house lemonade make this an instant favorite.

This one-of-a-kind learning and entertainment event will also feature light appetizers for your enjoyment. Don’t miss out on these warm weather treats featuring fresh ingredients in Turner Farm’s new Teaching Kitchen and Studio Barn.

Location: Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen and Studio Barn

Cost: $45

The Forgotten Flavor of Lamb

6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 15

Are you missing out on the most delectable local meat available? In recent years, American food culture has done little to embrace lamb, despite its amazingly delicate flavor and its role in many international cuisines.

Chef Stephanie Michalak will offer The Forgotten Flavor of Lamb as a hands-on workshop to demystify cooking this under-appreciated meat. Participants will learn fundamental cookery skills including roasting, grilling, and searing. The class will also discuss common lamb cuts, varietals of lamb, and popular ways to cook lamb as well as traditional flavor pairings.

Topics covered will include:

  • Understanding the common cuts and varietals of lamb
  • Knowing what traditional flavor combinations go well with lamb
  • Recognizing best cooking practices for various cuts of lamb
  • Better pairing vegetable side dishes to properly cooked lamb
  • Preparing lovable lamb dishes

The class will include a dinner of delicious lamb-based dishes as well as a crisp, nutritious salad. Wine will also be available during the dinner portion for of age participants.

Location: Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen and Studio Barn

Cost: $90

Stocking a Healthy Pantry

6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, August 24

Is your pantry optimized for health-focused meal planning? Join Chef Stephanie Michalak for a review of the basics of a well-stocked pantry and the often-overlooked art of planning, preparing and purchasing for your family’s needs.

This class will discuss essential staples, pricing and purchasing, meal planning, and organization in a pantry to maximize its utility.  Participants evaluate their own home’s pantry needs and learn to create speedy, nutritious, and simple snacks and meals. The class will cover grain and legume cookery before giving participant hands-on experience making: granola, hummus, and a wheatberry salad. Participants will also be able to take their granola home.

A delicious meal, including a grilled chicken and winter wheatberry salad, will be offered.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hone your home enrichment skills with Chef Michalak.

Location: Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen and Studio Barn

Cost: $65

For more information on teaching kitchens and the efforts of chefs and medical professionals to enhance personal and public health across medical, corporate, school and community settings, visit the website for the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative at http://www.tkcollaborative.org/